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  • Long before humanity colonises Mars our children will live in floating nations

  • on the sea. Calcium carbonate will be harvested directly from sea water,

  • creating sea shell cities grown organically using 3d printed biorock.

  • The aquatic generation will live in upside-down skyscrapers, seascrapers,

  • where tremendous weight will hang deep below the sea securing such stability

  • that neighborhoods will be raised on pillars high above the waves. Simply by

  • reaching a depth of a thousand meters, seascrapers will produce a super

  • abundance of electricity through the magic of ocean thermal energy conversion.

  • A proven green technology that uses the ocean as a solar panel. At 500 meters a

  • rich concentration of nutrients is suspended in seawater where sunlight

  • can't reach. Seascrapers will draw this elixir to the surface to spark a riot of

  • photosynthesis. Ocean gardens will sprout in a fountain of life. Vast seaweed farms

  • will absorb megatons of carbonic acid reducing ocean acidity to feed the world

  • with environmentally restorative food. The first to seek jobs on ocean farms

  • will be the poorest billion on Earth. They will come to the blue frontier

  • because floating societies will require refugees to survive economically.

  • Imagine if Venice were a floating jigsaw puzzle where each island could be

  • piloted independently. Mobile land will empower individuals to exit poorly

  • governed societies and choose better ones.

  • Each floating homestead will be a nano-nation a seastead. Humanity is emerging

  • from our land-based slumber and awakening to the seastead century.

  • Seasteading will restore the environment, enrich the poor and liberate humanity

  • from politicians. The seas cannot support a state but fluid interaction will

  • incentivise civil society. More than two-thirds of the Earth's surface waits

  • to be discovered, then Homo aquaticus will explore the

  • depths beneath. Oceans first, the stars next.

Long before humanity colonises Mars our children will live in floating nations

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    傅威智 posted on 2020/05/24
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